Re: [artworks] Positioning of dialogue boxes.

  • From: Tim Powys-Lybbe <tim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 14:52:28 +0100

In message of 10 Jun, Kell  <kell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Now that I am using Geminus with two screens, I have noticed
> inconsistencies in the positioning of Artworks dialogue boxes.
> There are three possibilities:
> Ctrl-f1: Document info  - opens at pointer position;
> Ctrl-f2: New colour     - opens where last opened;
> Ctrl-f3: Edit colour    - opens where last opened;
> Ctrl-f4: Line thickness - opens at pointer position;
> Ctrl-f5: Line ends      - opens at centre of screen;
> Ctrl-f6: Arrowheads     - opens at centre of screen;
> Ctrl-f7: Dash pattern   - opens at centre of screen;
> Ctrl-f8: Join style     - opens at centre of screen;
> Ctrl-f9: Alignment      - opens where last opened;
> Ctrl-Sh-f4: separations - opens at pointer position
> etc etc.
> It's the ones that open at the centre of screen which are annoying,
> because they straddle the two monitors, and have to be moved before they
> can be used. (True also of error messages, but I expect that's hard wired
> into the OS.)
> An alternative to the centre of screen would be the centre of the working
> window, or, better, where last opened (so you could ensure all dialogue
> boxes appearing on the right screen leaving the working document clear on
> the left).
> Of course, there must be precious few users of Artworks who are using two
> screens, so it would be unreasonable of me to expect any major changes
> solely at my behest!
> But if this was easy to change....

I thoroughly support these proposals - with my two-screen system.

Tim Powys-Lybbe                                          tim@xxxxxxxxx
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